Thursday, January 20, 2022


Ban on election gatherings isn’t suppression of democracy, says Sarawak PBB leader

Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah says he would support a ban on political gatherings if one is imposed for the Sarawak election.

People shouldn’t be arrested for criticising leaders, says minister Saifuddin

He says Malaysia is a country that upholds democratic principles.

Thai democracy protesters rally despite Covid warnings

The administration of Prayut Chan-O-Cha has increasingly come under fire due to its handling of the pandemic.

Hong Kong’s beleaguered pro-democracy paper to close

The decision comes after police froze accounts and arrested staff using a new national security law.

Hong Kong police arrest editor, executives of pro-democracy paper

Dozens of prominent activists have been arrested since the national security law was introduced last year.

Hong Kong democracy vigil leader detained on Tiananmen anniversary

Authorities have warned in recent days that the subversion clause of a powerful new security law imposed on Hong Kong could be used against those marking the Tiananmen anniversary.

Hong Kong democracy leaders pronounced guilty over protests

The verdict was the latest blow to the increasingly cowed democracy movement as the Hong Kong and Beijing governments tighten their grip.

Thai protesters call for release of friends, defy police threats of more arrests

On Sunday, nearly 100 demonstrators were detained on the grounds of breaching public health measures against the coronavirus.

Forum on parliamentary democracy to be graced by Najib sees Dewan speaker pulling out

The forum will also feature several prominent Pakatan Harapan politicians including Anwar Ibrahim although Najib Razak will have the last word.

Eyebrows raised over ‘democracy forum’ featuring Najib and Anwar

Concerns have as much to do with the ex-PM's involvement in a forum on democracy, as with the organiser's background.

Hong Kong leader praises China’s plan to install ‘patriots’

Legislation to vet all election candidates in Hong Kong is currently being discussed by China's rubber-stamp parliament and is expected to be adopted on Thursday.

Hong Kong unleashes security law, charges 47 activists

Bail is unlikely and the charges carry a maximum term of life imprisonment. 

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